INDUSTRY NEWS 24

STUDER sells the 1,000th S31

Fritz Studer AG makes history with the universal cylindrical grinding machine S31 and hands over the 1,000th machine to Wuhan Hangda Aero Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd. in China.

Okuma Technology Days exceeded all expectations

Okuma, represented in Hungary by Smartus Zrt., opened the doors for the Okuma Technology Days. During the three-day event, visitors could experience multiple hardware, software and industry 4.0 solutions.

Dream Site 2 enables unparalleled productivity in mass customisation

In 2017, CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma opened its latest smart factory Dream Site 2 (DS2) at its Japanese headquarters in Oguchi. The facility serves as a parts factory for the company’s small and medium-sized lathes and grinders. To take productivity and efficiency to the next level, the CNC manufacturer has integrated 61 machine tools from its extensive portfolio in an Internet of Things (IoT) enhanced production environment. A new production planning system, advanced methods of visualisation, real-time data processing and automation via state-of-the-art robotics enable super high-mix, low volume production with productivity on par with that of mass production.

The smaller spindle pitch does it!

Handling specialist Afag is expanding its range of proven spindle booms (SA) to include the more powerful modules of the FL series. The new components are significantly stronger than the standard booms from the Afag handling construction kit while retaining the same module geometry. This is made possible by a smaller spindle pitch.

Plastics Machinery Shipments Up 4.1% in Q3 of 2018

The plastics machinery shipments in North America continued to increase in the third quarter according to the statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS) Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES).

Moog at 2018 SPS IPC Drives Trade Show

Moog, a designer and manufacturer of high performance motion control products, solutions, and services – was exhibiting its enlarged portfolio of smart motion control solutions for use across industrial applications at the 2018 SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg Germany. At this year’s SPS IPC Drives, Moog launched also its new MSC III controller, a multi-purpose industrial motion controller for hydraulic, electric and motion control systems, and analog or digital interfaced motion control applications.

High precision 5-sided manufacturing of large workpieces

Okuma, represented in Hungary by Smartus Zrt., sets standards with the new MCR-S (Super). In terms of accuracy, productivity and flexibilities, the new double column machining centre opens new possibilities for manufacturers. Combining several high-end features, the machine tool is perfectly suitable for machining press dies to the highest standards. The machine also unites subtractive and additive manufacturing methods allowing for process-intensive production.

Creaform Names New Vice President of Operations

Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable and automated 3D measurement solutions, has appointed Daniel Rivard as its Vice President of Operations. Working from the company’s Lévis headquarters, Mr. Rivard will be responsible for managing and coordinating all manufacturing operations for Creaform’s Innovation & Technology Division.

Sustainable solutions for intralogistics

“Intelligent, efficient, innovative” – so reads the motto of the intralogistics trade fair LogiMAT 2019, which will take place from 19 to 21 February in Stuttgart. These words describe extremely aptly what trade visitors can expect when they enter Stand A10 in Hall 10 – the Fronius Perfect Charging stand.

Wachstum im Oktober

Der Auftragseingang verzeichnete im Oktober 2018 ein Plus von 14 Prozent. Bei der Inlandsnachfrage gab es eine Veränderung von +15 Prozent. Das Auslandsgeschäft lag bei +14 Prozent im Vergleich zum Vorjahresniveau. Bestellungen aus dem Euro-Raum stiegen um 13 und aus demNicht-Euro-Raum um 14 Prozent.

Coherent | ROFIN showcases advanced laser technology

Coherent | ROFIN has become a leading supplier of laser-based systems for jewelry repair and manufacturing by consistently delivering products which offer advanced functionality and exceptional ease-of-use, thus providing consistently better quality and lower costs. At Vicenzaoro T.GOLD (January 18 - 23, 2019) Coherent will showcase a sampling of compact, economical systems for marking and welding. Visitors can find out about laser technology for the jewelry and watch industry at the Coherent booth 30-31 in Pavilion 9.

A glimpse into the future of manufacturing

The world premiere of new robot systems, the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in CNC machining and state-of-the-art smart factory solutions were the highlights of Okuma’s booth at this year’s JIMTOF (Tokyo, 1-6 November). Okuma, represented in Hungary by Smartus Zrt., introduced the next generation robot systems ARMROID and STANDROID for highly automated manufacturing processes. The monitoring of production processes and maintenance reaches new levels with the use of AI. By connecting all machine tools at the trade fair stand via IoT, visitors could experience the many advantages of smart manufacturing first hand.

PaintExpo 2020 with Strong Demand for Booth Locations

Just a few months after the seventh edition of the world’s leading trade fair for industrial coating technologies closed – which achieved new record-breaking numbers with regard to exhibitors, visitors and internationalism – firm bookings for booth floor space at PaintExpo 2020 have already been submitted by 304 companies from 19 countries. At a current level of 124,000 square feet (11.536 square meters), net exhibition floor space already amounts to more than 74% of the level reached at the last event. This is a strong indication that the upcoming PaintExpo will once again be larger than ever before.

Innovative solutions for the interaction between IIoT and automation

At this year's SPS IPC Drives trade fair in Nuremberg (November 27-29, 2018), the HARTING Technology Group will be showcasing numerous innovative connectivity products and solutions for smart and digital automation.

Permanent machine optimisation through digitisation

The MICA.network, the user organisation for all things relating to HARTING’s MICA Edge Computing System, has come up with a number of ideas to show visitors at SPS IPC Drives (November 27-29, 2018) the benefits of digitising machines and systems. At the HARTING stand (Hall 10 / Booth 140), network partners akquinet, Assystem, Infotecs, PCO and PerFact Innovation will use demonstrators such as MICA digital twins, condition monitoring, OEE calculation, preventative maintenance, and secure external access to machinery to drive home the point of how these can lead to long-term significant machine optimisation.

Next Generation Group continues to grow in technology for plastic recycling

Next Generation Group, an Austrian-based developer and manufacturer of technology and equipment for the plastics recycling industry just announced a minority share investment by Ingka Group. The investment will enable the company to further develop new technology and expand its service offering in order to better serve the plastic recycling industry.

Introducing New Strenx® 1100 Plus

SSAB is launching new Strenx® 1100 Plus strip steel, which is a hot-rolled, high-strength steel that possesses unique weld properties and delivers outstanding welding and bending performance. Advances in improved weld seam strength for strip steel contribute to lighter, yet stronger equipment with increased performance in the lifting and transportation sectors.

Sandvik acquires Chinese OSK

Seco Tools, a division within Sandvik Machining Solutions, has reached an agreement to acquire the Chinese company Kunshan Ousike Precision Tools Co., Ltd (OSK), a leading supplier of solid carbide round tools. The acquisition will particularly strengthen the position and product offering to the fast growing Chinese electronics industry.

Interview im Vorfeld der VALVE WORLD EXPO 2018

DMG MORI takes a stake in Indian SLM company

DMG MORI and INTECH seal a cooperation in the field of ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING at the "formnext" in Frankfurt am Main, the leading international trade fair for ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING. The 30% stake in the Indian software developer gives DMG MORI access to key software and technology know-how for generative production.

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